A loan of $2,825 helped a member to buy wood.

Espiritu Santo Group's story

Espíritu Santo Communal Bank will begin its sixth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes regional office. It is made up of 11 members governed by a board of directors of which Janneth is president. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses: food sales, candy sales, carpentry, glasses sales, backpack sales, toy sales, furniture sales, cosmetics sales, fish sales, juice sales, and blanket weaving.

Janneth indicates that she has belonged to Pro Mujer for a year, joining on the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a furniture-making business. She says she began this business by learning the technique of using wood from her stepfather and later she began her own business.

The loan she will get now is to expand her merchandise (to buy wood), which she will get from the stalls. After making it she will sell it in her sales space. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible, since she is married.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the area of health.

In this group: Janneth, Leonardo, Maritza Maribel , Celia , Norah , Lucia Priscila, Raquel Ines, Martha , Olga , Yesica , Maxima

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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